Monday, 11 January 2016

Daddy's Home Review (Updated)

Daddy's Home

Release Date: 26th December 2015 - Australia

Production Companies 
Paramount Pictures
Red Granite Pictures
Gary Sanchez Productions

Paramount Pictures Australia 

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 100 minutes

Budget: $50,000,000

Box Office Gross: $242,786,137

Plot Summary 
A mild-mannered radio
executive tries hard to be
the world's greatest stepfather.
But when his wife's freeloading
ex-husband comes back into
the picture, he's forced to
compete for the kids' affection.

Will Ferrell - Brad Whitaker
Mark Wahlberg - Dusty Mayron
Linda Cardellini - Sara
Scarlet Estevez - Megan
Owen Vacarro - Dylan
Hannibal Buress - Griff
Bobby Cannavale - Dr. Francisco
Bill Burr - Jeff
Jamie Denbo - Doris
Thomas Haden Church - Leo Holt
Kobe Bryant - Himself (Cameo)
Alessandra Ambrosio - Karen
Didi Costine - Dusty's Stepdaughter
John Cena - Cool Dad (Cameo)

Producer/Director - Sean Anders
Story/Screenplay - Brian Burns
Screenplay/Producer - John Morris
Executive Producers - Riza
Aziz, Jessica Elbaum, David Koplan, Joey McFarland, Kevin J. Messick and Diana Pokorny
Producers - Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay
Production Designer - Clayton Hartley
Director of Photography - Julio Macat
Film Editors - Eric Kissack and Brad Whilite
Music Supervisor - Dave Jordan
Music - Michael Andrews

In the theatres, a few movies are due to be released in late 2015 and some of them lost a game of tug of war with the new Star Wars adventure THE FORCE AWAKENS (click here). While the space craze has not yet ended, there was a comedy that came out five days before the end of last year about what will happen when a full-time stepdad is about to be blown away by the macho father of his stepchildren. DADDY'S HOME is insipid and generic which has to do with a lack of originality and there is nothing else but a few chuckles to entertain us.

It seems the writers are short of ideas that they have appeared to have given up and left the movie relying on cheap laughter. It is a wasted opportunity of the talents of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg whom are both enjoying a good chemistry together and delivered their great performances when they last collaborated together in THE OTHER GUYS. But all they can to do aside from their first-class acting is to stick to the mediocre script. 

This picture is forgettable to many and almost works like a charm. DADDY'S HOME would have been better than any of the other comedies from 2015, but now it's more of a near reverse than what you have seen in the unforgettable trailer. 

Star rating: (4/10) Below Average

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